Aaron Rashaw is a guitarist, educator and composer of music. He grew up in New England and studied at Berklee College Of Music. He earned a bachelor's degree in music from Plymouth University.
Aaron has taught and played music in Salt Lake City for 20 years. He currently teaches about 35-40 private students per week. A good portion of his students are kids who range from 7-16 years old. He has taught many college and adult hobbyists as well. Outside of his private lessons Aaron has taught group and individual guitar classes for The Institute Of Arts, Youth City Central City, Kearns Community Education and The Montessori Community School.. Aaron has taught 3 students to go on to attend Berklee College Of Music. He currently has a student, Jonas Torgersen, who performs and plays for the Utah band Ritt Momney. He will be deferring his first year of college to tour the East Coast to promote their new album. Their new song is featured on the HBO hit, Ballers.
Aaron has played in many configurations, performing several styles of music. He has played with local musicians such as Dave and Carol Sharp, Mark Jardine, Steve Keen, Kate McLeod, Theresa Welch, Krista Baker, Marv Hamilton, Steve Stewart, Steve Wesson, Joe Muscolino, Chris Hough, Duncan Phillips, Amanda Grapes, Nathan Spencer and many more.
Aaron has played on several of Idlewild’s Irish recordings, Marv Hamilton’s (eco-folk-cage free) The Mind Will Follow and his own solo finger style album Long Time Coming. He and Steve Stewart have made a guitar/mandolin duo album. Aaron has recorded music for a SUWA documentary narrated by Robert Redford. Aaron has transcribed and engraved a song book of tunes by Utah Phillips.
Outside of music Aaron is passionate about climbing. He has had successful (and unsuccessful) ascents of grade VI Big Walls on El Captain, in Yosemite Valley. He has climbed many aid and free climbs in Zion National Park. He can still be found climbing locally in the Cottonwood Canyons. He enjoys adventure climbing and new routing. He is also quite passionate about catching river monsters in The Jordan.